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Orchard Cottage

12 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Rental Home
With a spacious kitchen, sunny sitting room and double doors which open onto a private terrace Orchard Cottage offers a picturesque, relaxed setting to enjoy your holiday. Set in seven acres of private grounds belonging to a manor house which dates back to 1376, you can take in the lovely views over the countryside and to the Pyrénées beyond. Throughout the gardens and grounds, you will find peaceful, shady spots to relax in. Settle down with a good book on one of the garden benches, or just while away the time sunbathing around the beautiful pool. Peacefully located but within easy reach of the beach, mountains, historic towns and wonderful countryside....With a spacious kitchen, sunny sitting room and double doors which open onto a private terrace Orchard Cottage offers a picturesque, relaxed setting to enjoy your holiday. Set in seven acres of private grounds belonging to a manor house which dates back to 1376, you can take in the lovely views over the countryside and to the Pyrénées beyond. Throughout the gardens and grounds, you will find peaceful, shady spots to relax in. Settle down with a good book on one of the garden benches, or just while away the time sunbathing around the beautiful pool. Peacefully located but within easy reach of the beach, mountains, historic towns and wonderful countryside.More
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About the Owner
Julie D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2008
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Orchard Cottage is spacious, light and homely. Everything you could possibly need was there. Julie and Ian were really helpful and we would recommend this gite to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Martin P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Just returned from a lovely holiday at Orchard Cottage, weather was great, cottage was great & really well equipped, pool fantastic & countryside views stunning. Made great use of the BBQ most evenings (making the most of the local bread, cheese & wine) followed by...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank BottyK
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We loved Orchard Cottage with its views across the valley, lovely outside space and very well equipped, cool & comfortable interior (the bed is huge!). It felt like a real home from home with lots of personal touches, and our boys loved exploring the grounds...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank RandK73
Julie D, VR Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for your lovely and comprehensive review! It was a pleasure to have you stay at Domaine Lavie and great to know that you enjoyed being here, as well as exploring the area, so much.

Reviewed August 3, 2017

My family and I stayed at Orchard Cottage this July and did not want to leave. Ian and Julie are amazing hosts and the cottage is utterly beautiful - set amidst a sea of sunflowers. The cottage is really well equipped and comfortable. Julie ensured...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank TrailBlazer724641
Julie D, VR Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Domaine Lavie.

Reviewed July 29, 2017

Our second week at Domaine Lavie. Easy 40 minute drive from Biarritz airport through gently rolling hills. Our first week spent at Courtyard Cottage (already rated) and our second at Orchard Cottage (which is more roomy) as our nieces were joining us. Loved this cottage...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank jimmywillyandy
Julie D, VR Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Glad you enjoyed Orchard Cottage for the second week of your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future. Julie & Ian

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage has an open-plan kitchen/dining room The spacious kitchen area has fitted units, a gas hob, an electric oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a fridge, a microwave and a toaster. The sunny sitting room has a very comfortable sofa and armchairs, a TV, a video, a DVD-player and a radio/CD player. Orchard Cottage has two bedrooms - one with a double bed, the other with twin beds. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room with basin and W.C. There is also a second shower room and a WC.
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About the neighborhood
There are activities galore for everyone all year round. As well as tennis, horse riding and fishing, there are 15 golf courses within an hour's drive for golfers, and miles and miles of golden sands on the nearby Atlantic coast for surfers. The magnificent scenery of the Pyrénées is an hour away for skiers, bird-watchers and walkers - or you could just stay at Domaine-de-Lavie and laze by the pool. Domaine-de-Lavie is close to the picturesque town of Salies-de-Béarn. The town takes its name from the Saleys - a small tranquil river which snakes past quaint 17th and 18th-century half-timbered buildings, some of which stand on pillars on the river banks. Salies-de-Béarn is known as the City of Salt. Every year, the Fête du Sel takes place during the second week of September. The whole town...
How to get there
By plane (via Ryan Air, EasyJet, or Flybe): Biarritz, Pau, Bordeaux, Toulouse (Blagnac), Bilbao By ferry (via P&O Ferries/ Brittany Ferries): Caen (Ouistreham), St-Malo, Bilbao (Santurtzi), Santander By train: Orthez, Dax, Biarritz By motorail: Brive, Toulouse, Biarritz
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